'Load shedding won't affect Sevens tournament'

Access Management says it's prepared for any power outages during the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the Eastern Cape. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Organisers of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament have guaranteed that the event will not be affected by load shedding.

The two-day tournament takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday and Sunday.

The Springbok Sevens are the current reigning champions of the event.

Access Management's Lourens Oberholzer says they're prepared for just about anything

"The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a world class facility which has high power generators designed to ensure constant supply of electricity to the stadium in the events of any power outage. As the operators of the stadium we have made provision to ensure successful Nelson Mandela Sevens tournament."

Oberholzer says they've made provision should there be any power cuts.

"We have engaged with local municipality who have guaranteed that the stadium will not be affected by load shedding this weekend."

She said the municipality has given assurances that it will run a gas turbine for the duration of the event to ensure that 100 percent power is given to the event if an outage occurs.